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New Book - Professional VB 2005 with .NET 3.0!
Another book! I and some friends just finished a new release of our Visual Basic book. This is another book I wrote with the wonderful Kent Sharkey! :) We really cleaned up this version of the book. This book came together quite well and shows not only the core of .NET 2.0 in depth - but it also covers the new ground of .NET 3.0. The .NET Framework 3.0 includes the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), and the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). The table ......

Posted On Monday, May 28, 2007 10:03 PM

Looking for top St. Louis .NET talent

Lipper/Reuters is looking for some top .NET talent to work on some C#/.NET 2.0 projects on my team. Interested in doing some fun and exciting work? Send me an email through the Contact section of this blog.

Posted On Wednesday, January 3, 2007 7:51 PM

.NET Micro Framework
Java has always been good at getting its code down to the smallest of devices. .NET made attempts at entering this space a little while back when SPOT came out that allowed .NET developers to write code for some small devices such as some Microsoft watches. SPOT has gone away it seems but the work applied there has brought forth the new and upcoming .NET Micro Framework. This is a development environment that will allow for .NET development on a small device. The size of the framework will only be ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 7:43 AM

Visual Studio "Orcas" October CTP Available The new CTP is available for the Orcas version of Visual Studio. This is the version which will allow for Windows Presentation Foundation development. I understand that the Windows Workflow Foundation and the Windows Communication Foundation pieces are not yet included and will come in a later version. This CTP includes what some of the items which will be in the post-.NET Framework 3.0 ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 31, 2006 7:29 AM

New WCF Documentation for the JUNE CTP Is Out

The new documentation has arrived. That will make it easier. I have two of the leading WCF books that were written right before the June CTP and they seem to already be out of date, so it is good to have some current docs.

Posted On Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:47 AM

Always a funny read

How to Write Unmaintainable Code

Always a funny read after a long days coding.

Posted On Friday, September 24, 2004 4:34 PM

ASP.NET 2.0: Consuming the Reuters RSS Feeds using the XmlDataSource Control
Earlier I posted about the new Reuters RSS feeds that were made available on recently. These are news feeds which provide news headlines by category as well as the first sentence of the story and a link to the story as it appears on the website. I decided to play with them myself using ASP.NET 2.0 and I thought that I would share with you the details on how to use these RSS feeds with the DataList and XmlDataSource controls. The XmlDataSource control is an outstanding new ......

Posted On Friday, July 23, 2004 8:36 AM

Generics Article
I am tired of seeing Generics articles with no Visual Basic samples in them - so I won't link to those. Thanks to J. Ambrose Little for including both in this article.

Posted On Thursday, July 22, 2004 7:19 AM

WROX's Professional VB.NET 2003 Released!
I just got a copy of my latest book, WROX's Professional VB.NET 2003, in the mail last week, so I am guessing the book is out and ready for sale even though Amazon at this moment says it hasn't been released yet. This was a fun book to work on and I got to write it with the likes of Billy Hollis and Rocky Lhotka - two icons in the VB world! Enjoy ......

Posted On Monday, June 14, 2004 1:49 AM

.NET Framework 3.0 - It's Not What People Think
On Somasegar's WebLog, there was a post about the name change from WinFx to the .NET Framework 3.0. There is also a clarifying post from Jason Zander's WebLog on the matter. This is an interesting move and something I am still trying to understand because as I start digging into what this really means, I don't think it is a great idea. So, what is the deal? WinFx has simply been renamed to the .NET Framework 3.0 ... nothing more and that is the problem. When I install the .NET Framework 3.0, I was ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 13, 2006 5:21 AM

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